Nhaõ Phöông de­buts in Cannes as pro­ducer

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HAØ NOÄI — Viet­namese ac­tress Nhaõ Phöông has ap­peared at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val to screen short film In­fill & Full Set at Fes­ti­val Cor­ner.

The film is the first short that Phöông has pro­duced. She also plays the main role. The 14minute film is about a Viet­namese woman who im­mi­grates to Bri­tain il­le­gally. She is pregnant and doesn’t know which way to turn. She has to use false iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to try to get em­ployed at a nail salon, but un­for­tu­nately, on her first test day her ser­vices get her into trou­ble.

“The short film brings me to Cannes,” said the ac­tress. “I have a chance to meet and get ex­pe­ri­ences from film­mak­ers from over the world. I hope to get ac­cess to new per­spec­tives and unique film­ing styles. I aim to use this to be able to set my own path in the in­dus­try.”

Phöông gen­er­ally tries to work on films cen­tered on women. As a woman, she sym­pa­thises with the pain that many un­lucky women have to go through in life. This is the first time that she’s played the role of a pregnant woman.

Phöông is a pop­u­lar ac­tress in Vieät Nam. She was a grad­u­ate of the HCM City Univer­sity of The­atre & Cin­e­matog­ra­phy and be­gan her ca­reer three years ago mak­ing tele­vi­sion se­ries and short films. Her works have won ac­claim from young au­di­ences. Her lat­est mo­tion pictures, Yeâu Ñi Ñöøng Sôï (Kiss and Spell) and Loâi Baùo ((In the Storm), were big hits last year.

Kiss and Spell earned her the

“I have a chance to meet and get ex­pe­ri­ences from film­mak­ers from over the world. I hope to get ac­cess to new per­spec­tives and unique film­ing styles. I aim to use this to be able to set my own path in the in­dus­try.” AC­TRESS NHAÕ PHÖÔNG

best ac­tress in a lead­ing role of fea­ture film award at the Gold Kite Awards by the Vieät Nam Cin­e­matog­ra­phy As­so­ci­a­tion.

At the in­vi­ta­tion of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, the ac­tress will also at­tend side­line events for pro­duc­ers in­clud­ing work­shops, meet and greets, and par­ties at Cannes.

In­fill & Full Set was made by di­rec­tor Ñaøo Ñöùc Haûi as a project for his masters de­gree in art film grad­u­a­tion from the fac­ulty of arts and cre­ative in­dus­tries, Mid­dle­sex Univer­sity in Lon­don.

Two Viet­namese short films,

Tur­tle Soup by Yeti team and

16.30 by Traàn Duõng Thanh Huy were se­lected to be screened at Fes­ti­val Cor­ner in 2012-13. This year, other short film Pas D’yeux (Face­less) by Nguyeãn Phan Thaûo Ñan will also be screened at the cor­ner. Hai Phöôïng (Furie) is on sale at the film mar­ket in the frame­work of the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val 2018. — VNS

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